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Archive: May, 2015

May 29, 2015

Better Buying Power in practice

As part of the Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative to drive down costs and provide faster service, the DLA Land and Maritime Strategic Acquisitions Program Directorate has long-term contracts covering 52,000 items representing more than $650 million in annual spending.

May 28, 2015

Muhammad retires, passes responsibility to Tobin

In a ceremony filled with laughter and memories, the Defense Logistics Agency’s senior enlisted leader marked the end of a 32-year U.S. Army career and passed responsibility to his replacement May 27 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

May 26, 2015

DLA Aviation meets with strategic suppliers to discuss common concerns

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation senior leaders met with their strategic suppliers May 6 at the 21st Senior Executive Partnership Roundtable in Richmond, Virginia. Topics focused on challenges faced in today’s budgetary environment, Better Buying Power and commercial pricing.

May 20, 2015

A hand up, not a handout

The program analysis master planning branch chief for Defense Logistics Agency Energy is leading the effort to implement a tablet- and desktop-based remote interpretive service for deaf employees across the agency.

May 19, 2015

Busch shares leadership principles, future outlook at Distribution town hall

Navigating the Defense Logistics Agency through an unknown future was the focus of DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch’s first address to the DLA Distribution workforce during a May 11 town hall in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

May 19, 2015

Susquehanna employees honored for saving the life of a teammate

Following an act of selfless service and response to a coworker in distress, five employees at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, were honored for their actions on the day they saved the life of an employee in the Receiving Branch.

May 19, 2015

President surprises DLA employee’s parents

Calvin and Donna Andrew, Utah residents and parents of DLA Document Services employee Nansi Malesic, got to meet the president thanks to some lighthearted banter between Malesic and members of the White House Office of the Staff Secretary.

May 18, 2015

DLA discusses opportunities, options with information technology vendors

The Defense Logistics Agency’s information technology vendors can help the agency be a world-class IT provider by becoming true partners on costs and services, DLA’s chief information officer said during a roundtable meeting May 11 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

May 15, 2015

DLA officials announce 2014 agency Hall of Fame inductees

Five new members will be inducted into the Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame in a July ceremony in recognition of their service to the agency, DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch announced May 15.

May 15, 2015

Understanding culture key to Asian, American progress

The executive director of New Tang Dynasty Television in Washington, D.C., used two movies to teach McNamara Headquarters Complex employees that understanding another culture is possible only when one understands that culture’s core values May 13.

May 14, 2015

DLA director talks Better Buying Power with medical industry partners

The Defense Department’s Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative applies to every DLA supply chain and the vendors they work with, the Defense Logistics Agency’s director told medical industry and military service partners May 12 in Philadelphia.

May 14, 2015

HQC employees advised to help themselves during health and safety expo

McNamara Headquarters Complex employees learned about taking charge of their personal fitness and well-being from a variety of health and fitness experts May 13 during the 10th Annual Health and Safety Exposition.

May 13, 2015

DLA Aviation achieves Better Buying Power goal

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate awarded a performance-based logistics contract to Boeing that provides a comprehensive framework to support most Boeing aviation platforms. PBL contracts are part of the Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative.

May 12, 2015

Audit readiness progress, goals outlined at all-hands meeting

With just five months left until the Defense Logistics Agency’s goal to be fully audit ready by Sept. 30, audit readiness leaders held an all-hands meeting May 5 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex to discuss progress and challenges that lie ahead.

May 11, 2015

Director visits MacDill commands, DLA activities

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch traveled to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 5 for meetings with leaders at U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command.